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Hi :)
Ahh, i thought that was 
1.6.0_31 and
in which case both versions are worth trying.  Most recent first of course.  The 6_22 was joint-2nd 
best for earlier releases of LibreOffice but the 3.5.x prefers more recent versions, ideally the 

Any 5_22 really needs to be uninstalled although it probably is best to ask in your distros 
forums/mailing-list before doing that jic something does need it..  On the other hand you could 
just uninstall it and see what happens (if anything) and then perhaps reinstall afterwards.  I 
would back-up the /home first, before testing, jic.  On a gnu&linux system you are considerably 
safer but java 5 is so old that there are bound to be shed loads of malware that are able to 
compromise most machines through it.  

I don't think Oracle is working on the 7_0 anymore as it was allegedly exploited even before it got 
released.  Similarly with the 7_1 and 7_2!  Last time i checked they were working on the 7_3.  

I hadn't realised that java used to be owned by Sun.  There didn't used to be much trouble with it 
and so i was wondering why java suddenly became such a hugely vulnerable mess about a year or 2 
ago.  Apparently even Macs got exploited through the 6_29!  

Presumably Oracle are going to start charging people to use their latest versions of java at some 
point and it would be easier for them to do that if the whole thing took this type of nose-dive so 
that people became more aware of the dangers of using older versions.  

Libreoffice devs are trying to write-out any dependence on java so it's only needed for a few 
things now.  Just a few wizards (maybe), some Extensions and Base if you use the embedded back-end 
or perhaps HSqlDb as an external back-end.  
Regards from
Tom :)

--- On Sun, 15/4/12, Jay Lozier <> wrote:

From: Jay Lozier <>
Subject: Re: [libreoffice-users] disappearing letter
Date: Sunday, 15 April, 2012, 2:32

On 04/14/2012 09:28 PM, Doug wrote:
On 04/14/2012 09:08 PM, Jay Lozier wrote:
On 04/14/2012 08:08 PM, Doug wrote:
On 04/14/2012 07:48 PM, Tom Davies wrote:
Hi :)
You can see what version of java is being used in LibreOffice by going to

Tools - Options - Java

Hopefully you will see both version of java listed.  You should be able to see which one is 
selected and the tick-box should hopefully show that java is being used. Regards from
Tom :)
Following instructions, I find both versions of java listed, but neither one checked.
I found that I could check one or the other, but not both--stands to reason, I guess.
I hit "revert" and they both became unchecked again.  So should one be checked,
and if so, which?


What are the version listed?

Sun Microsystems Inc.    1.6.0_31
Sun Microsystems Inc.    1.5.0_22

Shown in that order.


I would try 1.6.0_31 first. If I did not like how LO performed, slow loading, etc. then I would try 
1.5.0_22. Oracle is working on 1.7.0 so I am concerned about bugs and vulnerabilities in 1.5.0

-- Jay Lozier

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